How to plan a kitchen extension with skylights

modern kitchen diner extension with up and over rooflight
(Image credit: Chris Snook)

Adding a kitchen extension with skylights will help you create a sun-filled social space to enjoy whatever the weather. 

Skylights and roof windows offer many benefits that go beyond being an architectural feature in your new space. Increasing natural light in kitchen extensions reduces our dependence on artificial lighting during the day and can help improve our wellbeing. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.